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April was extremely sunny, very warm and rather dry for many regions of the country. The culprit was once again high pressure, which has ruled the roost over New Zealand since the start of 2016. The country is experiencing a relatively warm Autumn. Nelson...

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Rotorua businessman and television personality Tamati Coffey has waded into the fight over bottled New Zealand water being sold overseas. Over the weekend Tamati launched an online petition calling on the Government to pass urgent legislation to enable...

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Public comment is sought on a regional council plan to recreate 80 hectares of wetlands near the Kaituna river mouth. The swamp restoration is planned near the Lower Kaituna Wildlife Management Reserve, near where the Tauranga Eastern Link toll road crosses...

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The weather this week typifies local stereotypes for New Zealand regions; wet on the West Coast, windy in Wellington, dry in the east, and warm in the North. It's the meteorological equivalent of sticking to what you're good at. The weather...

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A Waikato company and a landowner have both received a formal warning after admitting they breached rules designed to protect Lake Taupo from nitrogen leaching. Waikato Regional Council farming services manager Nicole Botherway says the “complicated...

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A smashed up car, overturned picnic table and green wheelie bins was the sight that greeted people on Papamoa Beach in the weekend. A Papamoa resident posted her dismay on the Papamoa Facebook page after her walk on the beach in the weekend.  A car,...

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The activity observed at White Island over the last two days is now settling. GNS Science, who have been monitoring the Bay of Plenty volcano since it erupted earlier this week, have now lowered the volcanic alert level to two. Steam continue to vent...

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A large section of the Mauao base track will be closed next week. Tauranga City Council is closing a section of the track to allow resurfacing work to be completed. The red line indicates where the track will be closed. “The section of track to...

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An eruption at White Island overnight has seen the volcano's alert level raised. GNS duty volcanologist Agnes Mazot says the eruption at White Island happened sometime between 9.30pm and 11pm. White Island's volcanic activity has increased....

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Despite tough seasons, dairy farmers have stepped up and made significant progress on meeting their environmental commitments to New Zealanders, according to a new progress report on the Sustainable Dairying: Water Accord. ‘Two Years On',...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz